“When the mind changes it absolutely affects your biology” ~ Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of The Biology of Belief
Spring is a time of new growth. Plants and grasses send new shoots up, shedding the old ones. I love spring for cleaning – air out the house, clean up the closets and remove the dust that has accumulated from winter. Other best practices:lighten up your diet, check about doing a liver detoxification and eat more raw foods to revitalize your organs.
But have you been clearing your disturbing feelings like worry, overwhelm, sadness, anger or resentment? From my experience as a Holistic healing practitioner, these stored emotions have a big impact on our physical, mental and spiritual health.
Thanks to the ground-breaking work neuroscientist Dr. Candace Pert and Dr. Bruce Lipton, we now know that there is a biochemical basis of our awareness and consciousness. Simply put, our thoughts and emotions become part of our physiology.
As Dr. Pert explains, “The chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved in emotion. And that says to me that we’d better pay more attention to emotions with respect to health. Repressing emotions can only be causative of disease. Failure to find effective ways to express negative emotions causes you to ‘stew in your own juices.’” ~ Dr. Candace Pert, PhD, author of Molecules of Emotion
Many traditional healing systems also recognize the mind-body connection. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki, Shamanic healing, EFT and the body psychology are all methods of gaining a deeper understanding of the physical and psychological relationships with emotion.
These healing systems all say that healthy expression of our emotions is natural, and each emotion has a role to play in our daily wellbeing. For example, without the emotion of fear, we wouldn’t have a healthy flight/flight response to contend with dangerous or stressful situations. And expressing anger can help us to clearly define our boundaries for others. But when these emotions become excessive or repressed, or linked to memories that can trigger physical responses, they build up in the body and become a major factor in disease.
So how do you spring cleanse your emotions? If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, there are several techniques that have proven effective for increasing awareness and release of held emotions. Deep breathing exercises and yoga can greatly improve your natural emotional expression, and help release emotions that are stored at a physical level. Yoga can also stimulate the chakras and meridians, thereby release energetic blocks caused by emotions.
If you would like assistance to really dig deep, I invite you to try BodyTalk as a powerful method of ridding yourself of those old emotions and the many symptoms that you experience as a result.
Emotions are almost ALWAYS a factor in the challenges the client is facing. Recently I was worked with a client who suffering with severe digestive issues. We discovered in her session that her digestive problems were directly linked an emotion about her dog passing away. It wasn’t affecting her consciously, but the memories associated with this tragic accidental incident were still triggering a strong emotional response, which increased stress and exacerbated her digestive issues. Clearing these got her into recovery.